AHRQ Health IT Update: Telemonitoring of Diabetes

Telemonitoring to Support Diabetes Management in Patient Centered Medical Homes

 

New research supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) uncovered important implementation considerations for telemonitoring of blood glucose and blood pressure in diabetes patients receiving care in patient-centered medical homes. “Implementing home blood-glucose and blood-pressure telemonitoring in primary care practices for patients with diabetes: Lessons Learned,” appeared online December 18, 2013 in Telemedicine and e-health. Researchers gathered perspectives from stakeholders including patients, nurse care coordinators, and physicians to understand the impact of telemonitoring diabetes in primary care practices. Stakeholders emphasized the need to involve and prepare physicians and patients to effectively use telemonitoring. They also stressed the importance of considering workflows, flow of information, and human factors to optimize use of the technology.

 

Select to access the abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24350806.